Bernward Koch is one of those classic New Age musicians you can’t help but like, and he’s produced some of the most peace filled and tranquil opuses you would ever wish to hear. My personal journey with Koch started in 2005 with the release of Walking through Clouds, and year in and year out he has never failed to impress me with his mellow and serene compositions. Filled with Light has a perfect summer ethic about its overall construction, with moments of sun kissed reveries like “That June Feeling,” or the warm embrace of “Quiet Day.” This release would be perfect to take on a journey through the woods and towards a mirrored lake, where you could be in rapture listening to the quite emotional “Underwater Sunbeams,” or as you gaze at your partner in the radiance of a perfect day and find love “In Her Eyes.” Bernward Koch never fails to always manifest pure ambience with each and every composition, like the loving resonance of “Evening Calm,” or the incredibly dreamy musical vista of “Tidal Flow.” Filled with Light is one of those releases that brings a warmth to your heart and peace to the soul. It’s an album of outstanding natural beauty, created by an artist who is totally on top of his game. Just leave this one on repeat, your ears will love you forever.